Labour shadow minister and Enfield MP Bambos Charalambous has been suspended by the party after a complaint about his conduct.

An investigation by Labour was triggered immediately after a formal complaint was made against the Enfield Southgate MP through the party’s independent complaints process.

Mr Charalambous’ party membership was suspended within 24 hours.

He will also have the Labour whip removed while the probe is carried out.

In a Tweet, the 55-year-old, who will sit as an independent in Parliament following his suspension, said that he will “cooperate fully” with the investigation.

The shadow minister, who has been the MP for Enfield Southgate since 2017, said: “I am aware that there is an allegation that requires investigation by the Labour Party.

“It is right and proper that process is allowed to take place. I will cooperate fully and play my full part. It is not appropriate to say anything further at this time.”

Mr Charalambous has held several posts on Sir Keir Starmer’s frontbench, including shadow minister for crime and then immigration, before being appointed shadow minister for the Middle East and North Africa in 2021.

It is understood that he has been stood down from his current frontbench role.

PA Media said that the 55-year-old has been contacted for comment and that Labour is not commenting on the nature or details of the complaint.

Some reporting by PA.